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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2000  
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Contents >> Income and Expenditure >> National summary tables

National summary tables

INCOME DISTRIBUTION

Units
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

GDP per capita(a)
$'000
25.5.
r26.0
r25.6
r25.4
r26.0
r26.8
r27.7
r28.6
r29.3
r30.4
31.4
Gross household disposable income per capita
$'000
n.a.
r15.4
r15.8
r16.2
r16.7
r17.2
r18.1
r18.9
r19.6
r20.1
20.8
Personal income tax as a proportion of taxable income
%
24.1
23.1
22.4
21.9
22.2
22.0
22.1
22.7
23.3
23.7
n.a.
Share of equivalent income going to top quintile (of all
income units)
%
n.a.
37.7
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
37.8
37.6
37.4
38.2
n.a.
Share of equivalent income going to bottom quintile (of
all income units)
%
n.a.
7.6
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
7.2
7.3
7.6
7.1
n.a.
Gini coefficient (of all income units)
ratio
n.a.
0.42
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
0.44
0.44
0.44
0.44
n.a.
Median gross weekly income of couple with
dependants income units
$
n.a.
755
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
842
849
882
928
n.a.
Median gross weekly income of one-parent income units
$
n.a.
279
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
349
352
349
362
n.a.



SOURCES OF INCOME

Units
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
Wages and salaries as main source of income (of all
income units)
%
n.a.
58.3
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
56.8
55.5
54.8
54.9
n.a.
Compensation of employees as a proportion of GDP
%
n.a.
48.1
48.4
48.2
47.4
47.2
47.8
47.7
48.5
47.8
48.6
Main income source from government payments (of all
income units)
%
n.a.
26.7
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
28.8
29.0
30.0
29.6
n.a.
Main income source from government payments (of
couples with dependants income units)
%
n.a.
8.4
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
11.4
11.0
11.6
11.2.
n.a.
Main income source from government payments (of
one parent income units)
%
n.a.
61.3
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
59.4
58.7
64.8
61.6
n.a.
Mean total weekly earnings of all employees
$
441
475
494
510
526
533
551
574
n.a.
610
n.a.
Mean total weekly earnings of full-time adult employees
$
538
571
597
616
641
658
690
724
n.a.
782
n.a.
Mean weekly ordinary time earnings of full-time
non-managerial adult employees
$
466
495
521
541
558
578
608
634
n.a.
692
n.a.
Female/male ratio of average weekly ordinary time
earnings of full-time non-managerial adult employees
ratio
0.90
0.90
0.90
0.92
0.91
0.92
0.91
0.89
n.a.
0.89
n.a.



INCOME SUPPORT

Units
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
Aged on age pension
%
60.2
59.2
59.3
61.0
62.8
64.3
63.0
62.7
64.4
65.4
65.5
Age pensioners
'000
1,334
1,340
1,376
1,446
1,516
1,582
1,579
1,603
1,680
1,683
1,716
Male age pensioners
'000
403
404
418
448
481
514
545
570
598
614
634
Female age pensioners
'000
931
936
957
998
1,034
1,068
1,034
1,033
1,082
1,069
1,082
Labour market allowance
'000
389.8
419.8
676.7
851.8
913.8
878.3
822.6
846.6
829.9
809.6
745.9
Disability support pensioners
'000
307.8
306.7
334.2
378.6
406.6
436.2
464.4
499.2
527.5
553.3
577.7
Single-parent payment
'000
239.5
248.9
265.7
287.2
298.4
313.4
324.9
342.3
358.9
372.3
384.8
Full weekly benefit received by a couple with two children
$
262
288
310
326
339
347
355
370
391
403
415
GDP spent on income support
%
r5.2
r5.2
r6.0
r6.8
r7.1
r7.4
r7.1
r7.1
r7.2
r6.8
7.0



EXPENDITURE

Units
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
Consumer price index (Base year 1989-90 = 100.0)
index no.
92.6
100.0
105.3
107.3
108.4
110.4
113.9
118.7
120.3
120.3
121.8
Household final consumption expenditure per capita(a)
$'000
n.a.
r15.4
r15.4
r15.5
r15.7
r15.9
r16.5
r17.0
r17.3
r17.9
18.5


(a) Chain volume measure, reference year 1997-98.
Reference periods: Data for income distribution, sources of income (except mean weekly earnings data which are at May), and expenditure are for the year ending 30 June. Income support data (except full benefit received and GDP spent, which are for the year ending 30 June) are at June.

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